With its aluminium body by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan it was certainly beautiful, and with its Superleggera construction it was light. Its tuned, twin-plug and triple-Weber straight-six boasted 302bhp, 60bhp more than the standard DB4, and a shortened wheelbase endowed it with a lot more agility.
The GT was rare (75 total, 45 in right-hand-drive), and could get from 0-60mph in around six seconds on its way to 150mph and beyond. The DB4 GT might have made a wonderful road car, with its Connolly leather and Wilton carpets, but in the hands of people like Stirling Moss, Jim Clark and Roy Salvadori it also won races. No wonder Donald Campbell fell for it. His was Dubonnet with black hide, and registered 44 MY.